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May 19, 2018

Understanding the Shortcomings of Cystoscopy in Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2018) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center are seeking to solve a diagnostic dilemma inherent in current treatment recommendations for bladder cancer. This trial marks the first time the true negative predictive value of a normal cystoscopic evaluation  is being identified, allowing researchers to establish how often bladder cancer hides under the mucosa and evades endoscopic diagnosis. 

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS
May 17, 2018

Jeffrey Farma Appointed to Committee Leadership Role within the Society of Surgical Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (May 17, 2018) – Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, associate professor of surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been appointed vice chair of the Complex General Surgical Oncology Program Directors Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO). 

Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS
May 16, 2018

Robert Uzzo Receives SUO Medal for Contributions to Urologic Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2018) – Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, received the 2018 SUO Medal from the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) for his significant contributions to the field of urologic oncology.

May 10, 2018

HealthWell Foundation Opens New Cancer-Related Behavioral Health Fund

GERMANTOWN, Md. (May 10, 2018) The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, has launched a new fund to provide copayment assistance for behavioral health treatments related to a cancer diagnosis. Through theCancer-Related Behavioral Health Fund, HealthWell will provide up to $2,000 in financial assistance for a 12-month grant to eligible patients who have annual household incomes up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level.

Roland Dunbrack, Jr., PhD
May 10, 2018

Building Better Antibodies through Coding

PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2018) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a computer-based method to design disease-fighting antibodies, making it possible to strengthen and improve those known to be effective. The approach involved building new software that treats discrete pieces of the proteins as a collection of parts that can be adjusted and combined in new ways to design antibodies.

May 8, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program Launched in Philadelphia to Drive Up Screening Rates and Save Lives

PHILADELPHIA (May 8, 2018)—March Forth, a Colorectal Cancer Alliance prevention and screening initiative, today announced the launch of its Philadelphia colorectal cancer prevention program. Starting in Philadelphia, March Forth is mounting a national effort to attack colorectal cancer by driving up screening rates.

May 7, 2018

Eric Tetzlaff Receives 2018 Publishing Award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants

PHILADELPHIA  (May 7, 2018) – Eric Tetzlaff, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA, a physician assistant at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has received the AAPA 2018 Publishing Award. His paper, “National Study of Burnout and Career Satisfaction among Physician Assistants in Oncology: Implications for Team-Based Care,” appears in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

April 23, 2018

Fox Chase Cancer Center Announces 2018 Award Recipients for Translational Clinical Protocol Development

PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2018) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the awardees of the request for application (RFA) focused on translational clinical protocol development based on basic and preclinical research results. The grants were open to Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University member labs.

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